Mgmt Announce Winter 2013 North American Headlining Tour

17 Sep 2013
Mgmt Announce Winter 2013 North American Headlining Tour

Mgmt Announce Winter 2013 North American Headlining Tour

In celebration of their new self-titled album out today, MGMT will hit the road for a North American headlining tour that will kick off November 10 with a special appearance at Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin. As revealed by Jimmy Fallon during the band's performance of "Plenty of Girls in the Sea" on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last week, the tour will conclude on December 13 with the band playing a special hometown show at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY (see below for full list of North American tour dates). Presales will begin Friday, September 20 at 10am local time
MGMT is set to launch "Cool Song No. 2," the second video from MGMT, today via VEVO. Written and created by director Isaiah Seret and costume designer Mindy Le Brock, and shot by award-winning cinematographer, Bradford Young, "Cool Song No. 2" depicts a fully-realized future world in which genetically engineered plants are converted into euphoria-inducing drugs.  The video stars Michael Kenneth Williams (known for his legendary roles as Omar in The Wire and Chalky White in Boardwalk Empire) as The Plant Hunter and Henry Hopper as his lover, Tree, who has been mutated by the drug and is undergoing the final stage of a bizarre physical transformation.
MGMT has been released this week to widespread critical praise. Under The Radar hails the album as MGMT's "most visionary and challenging album," and Filter asserts that it "contains the same ingenuity fans have come to expect. The band still hold to no precedent but its own."  A collection of 10 diverse and powerful songs, the album is a result of MGMT's experimentation with various in-studio writing processes and allowing the music to tell them where it wanted to go.  Time notes, "As the band has matured so has their sound and the duo is moving past their Day-Glo party soundtrack tunes to create a more grown-up synth-heavy psychedelia," and the Los Angeles Timesdeclares that "Many [of the songs] are singalong catchy, but in their own surrealistic way." All commercial formats of MGMT include a download of the "Optimizer," an immersive audio + visual album experience. 
MGMT are Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser.
North American Tour Dates:
November 10                    Austin, TX                          
November 12                    St. Louis, MO                   
November 13                    Madison, WI                    
November 14                    Columbus, OH                 
November 15                    Indianapolis, IN
November 17                    Des Moines, IA
November 18                    St. Paul, MN                     
November 19                    Chicago, IL                         
November 20                    Detroit, MI                        
November 22                    Louisville, KY                    
November 23                    Memphis, TN                   
November 24                    Atlanta, GA                       
November 26                    Washington, DC
November 27                    Charlotte, NC
November 29                    Durham, NC
December 2                       Pittsburgh, PA
December 3                       Philadelphia, PA
December 5                       Boston, MA
December 7                       Toronto, ON
December 9                       Montreal, QC
December 13                     Brooklyn, NY


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